• Kyodo


Five Japanese and three Chinese men were arrested Thursday for allegedly smuggling 206 kg of gold by ship into a port in Kyushu, law enforcement authorities said. If verified, it would be Japan’s largest gold-smuggling case ever.

The local customs house is trying to verify that the cargo, which was seized Wednesday at Nagoya port in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, is actually gold. It was not immediately known if the suspects had confessed yet.

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